HMS Culver (Y 87)
Sloop of the Banff class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||20 Jun 1928|
|Launched||27 Nov 1928|
|Commissioned||30 Apr 1941|
|Lost||31 Jan 1942|
|Loss position||48.43N, 20.14W|
At 23.31 hours on 31 January 1942, U-105 fired a salvo of four torpedoes at the convoy SL-98 and observed two hits and a large explosion. Schuch thought that he had hit an ammunition freighter, but in fact it was HMS Culver (Lt.Cdr. Randal Thomas Gordon-Duff, RN) that had blown up in position 48º43'N, 20º14'W with the loss of the commanding officer, seven officers and 118 ratings.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Culver|
|Former name||USCGC Mendota|
Commands listed for HMS Culver (Y 87)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Randall Thomas Gordon-Duff, RN||Apr 1941||31 Jan 1942 (+)|
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